Aish El Saraya (Middle Eastern Dessert)

Layered dessert of rusks, sugar syrup and custard served chilled. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Aish El Saraya (Middle Eastern Dessert)
Main Ingredients Sugar, Rose water
Cuisine Middle Eastern, , , ,
Course Desserts
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 6-7 hour
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Aish El Saraya (Middle Eastern Dessert)

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Rose water
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • For custard -
  • 500 millilitres Milk
  • 400 grams Sweetened condensed milk
  • 300 millilitres Whipping cream
  • 1-2 tablespoon Rose water
  • 5 tablespoons Cornflour/ corn starch
  • 30 small Bread rusk
  • for garnishing Pistachios chopped


  1. Arrange toasted bread rusks in a square dish.
  2. To make syrup, put sugar, 1 cup water and lemon juice in a non-stick pan and heat on a medium heat. Once the sugar melts add rose water. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Pour some syrup over the rusks and let them soak. Then arrange another layer of rusks and pour some more syrup over them. Let all of it soak the syrup well.
  4. To make custard mix cornflour with about ½ cup of cold milk. Pour remaining milk, cream, condensed milk and cornflour mixture into a heavy bottom pan and cook on medium heat, stirring continuously the mixture is smooth and thick. Add rose water and mix well till the mixture is thick but of pouring consistency.
  5. Pour this mixture over the rusks. Sprinkle chopped pistachios and keep in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours or overnight
  6. Serve chilled.